Easy/Classroom Ensembles

PDF downloads with audio playback and creative teaching notes

 
Simple arrangements suitable for beginner ensembles in the classroom or in other informal music groups. They meet the needs of the ad-hoc groups of instruments and mixed abilities likely to be found in schools. Very suitable for Key Stages 2 & 3.

These are 3-part arrangements (M-Parts), with very easy additional parts (A Parts). The melody line (M1) is suitable for descant recorder, etc.. Part M2 is suitable for 1st year violin or clarinet. Part A1 is suitable for tuned percussion and beginners on many instruments.

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Custom prepared and printed packs can also be ordered from the printed music section.

 


PCE001/ Carnival of Venice/ Score 

Carnival of Venice / Arr. Podmore / Score

This is a 3-part arrangement (M-Parts), with very easy additional parts (A Parts). The melody line (M1) is suitable for descant recorder, etc.. Part M2 is suitable for 1st year violin or clarinet. Part A1 is suitable for tuned percussion and beginners on many instruments. Teachers' notes, available as a free PDF download, give ideas for using this ensemble as a basis for improvisation & composition.

Custom-prepared printed packs, consisting of a score and 12 instrumental parts, can be purchased from the Printed Music section. Parts can be supplied transposed to any key.

PCE001/ Carnival of Venice/ Score 
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PCE001 Mel&Acc/  Carnival of Venice/ Part M1 and Piano

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PCE001P/ Carnival of Venice/ Parts

A complete set of parts for instruments in C, plus parts M1 and M2 transposed for Bb instruments.

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Carnival of Venice - 2. 'Get Creative' with it! (Downloadable PDF Text)

The Carnival of Venice tune may be familiar as the song, "My hat it has three corners". This tune has been used by numerous composers as a theme on which to base sets of instrumental variations, so we are in good company if we use it as a way into improvisation in the classroom! These teachers' notes can be used in conjunction with online playback of individual parts, making the activities easy for non-specialist teachers to explore in the classroom.
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PCE003/ Mozart Minuetto Allegretto/ Score

Minuetto Allegretto / Mozart / Score

This is a 3-part arrangement (M-Parts), with very easy additional parts (A Parts). The melody line (M1) is suitable for descant recorder, etc.. Part M2 is suitable for 1st year violin or clarinet. Part A1 is suitable for tuned percussion and beginners on many instruments.

Custom-prepared printed packs, consisting of a score and 12 instrumental parts, can be purchased from the Printed Music section. Parts can be supplied transposed to any key.


PCE003/ Mozart Minuetto Allegretto/ Score
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PCE003 Mel&Acc/ Mozart: Minuetto Allegretto/ Part M1 and Piano

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PCE003P Mozart: Minuetto Allegretto/Parts

A complete set of parts for instruments in C, plus parts M1 and M2 transposed for Bb instruments.

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PCE004/ Handel: Minuet for the Royal Fireworks/ Score

Minuet for the Royal Fireworks / Handel -Listen

This is a 3-part arrangement (M-Parts), with very easy additional parts (A Parts). The melody line (M1) is suitable for descant recorder, etc.. Part M2 is suitable for 1st year violin or clarinet. Part A1 is suitable for tuned percussion and beginners on many instruments. Teachers' notes, available as a free download, give ideas for using this ensemble as a basis for improvisation & composition.

Custom-prepared printed packs, consisting of a score and 12 instrumental parts, can be purchased from the Printed Music section. Parts can be supplied transposed to any key.
 

PCE004/ Handel: Minuet for the Royal Fireworks/ Score
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PCE004A Handel: Minuet for the Royal Fireworks/ Part M1

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PCE004P Handel: Minuet for the Royal Fireworks/ Parts

A complete set of parts for instruments in C, plus parts M1 and M2 transposed for Bb instruments.

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Minuet for the Royal Fireworks -2. 'Get Creative' with it! (Downloadable PDF Text)

Explore rhythmic improvisation with this 'outdoor' music. These teachers' notes can be used in conjunction with online playback of individual parts, making the activities easy for non-specialist teachers to explore in the classroom.
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PCE005/ Portsmouth/ Score

Portsmouth / Arr. Podmore -Listen

This is a 3-part arrangement (M-Parts), with very easy additional parts (A Parts). The melody line (M1) is suitable for descant recorder, etc.. Part M2 is suitable for 1st year violin or clarinet. Part A1 is suitable for tuned percussion and beginners on many instruments. Teachers' notes, available as a free PDF download, give ideas for using this ensemble as a basis for improvisation & composition.

Custom-prepared printed packs, consisting of a score and 12 instrumental parts, can be purchased from the Printed Music section. Parts can be supplied transposed to any key.

PCE005/ Portsmouth/ Score
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PCE005A Portsmouth/Part M1

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PCE005P Portsmouth/Parts

A complete set of parts for instruments in C, plus parts M1 and M2 transposed for Bb instruments.

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Portsmouth - 2. 'Get Creative' with it! (Downloadable PDF Text)

Improvising rhythmic and melodic accompaniments and new melodies. Presented with the non-specialist teacher in mind.
See Get Creative in the Classroom


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PCE006/ Schubert: A German Dance/ Score

A German Dance / Schubert -Listen

This is a 3-part arrangement (M-Parts), with very easy additional parts (A Parts). The melody line (M1) is suitable for descant recorder, etc.. Part M2 is suitable for 1st year violin or clarinet. Part A1 is suitable for tuned percussion and beginners on many instruments. Teachers' notes, available as a free PDF download, give ideas for using this ensemble as a basis for improvisation & composition.

Custom-prepared printed packs, consisting of a score and 12 instrumental parts, can be purchased from the Printed Music section. Parts can be supplied transposed to any key.

PCE006/ Schubert: A German Dance/ Score
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PCE006A  Schubert: A German Dance/ Part M1

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PCE006P  Schubert: A German Dance/Parts

A complete set of parts for instruments in C, plus parts M1 and M2 transposed for Bb instruments.

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A German Dance - 2. 'Get Creative' with it! (PDF Text)

Working in 3/See Get Creative in the Classroom

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PCE007/ Two Folk Dances/ Score

Two Folk Dances / Traditional -Listen

This is a 3-part arrangement (M-Parts), with very easy additional parts (A Parts). The melody line (M1) is suitable for descant recorder, etc.. Part M2 is suitable for 1st year violin or clarinet. Part A1 is suitable for tuned percussion and beginners on many instruments.

Custom-prepared printed packs, consisting of a score and 12 instrumental parts, can be purchased from the Printed Music section. Parts can be supplied transposed to any key.

PCE007/ Two Folk Dances/ Score

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PCE007A  Two Folk Dances/ Part M1

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PCE007P  Two Folk Dances/Parts

A complete set of parts for instruments in C, plus parts M1 and M2 transposed for Bb instruments.

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PCE008/ Sloop John B / Score

This piece is a very good focus for rhythmic improvisation. Keep the rhythmic interest going during long notes and rests in the melody part.

Sloop John B /Traditional -Listen

This is a 3-part arrangement (M-Parts), with very easy additional parts (A Parts). The melody line (M1) is suitable for descant recorder, etc.. Part M2 is suitable for 1st year violin or clarinet. Part A1 is suitable for tuned percussion and beginners on many instruments.

Custom-prepared printed packs, consisting of a score and 12 instrumental parts, can be purchased from the Printed Music section. Parts can be supplied transposed to any key.


PCE008/ Sloop John B / Score

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PCE008A Sloop John B/ Part M1 

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PCE008P Sloop John B/ Parts

A complete set of parts for instruments in C, plus parts M1 and M2 transposed for Bb instruments.

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PCE009/ Two 'Elvis Presley' Folk Songs

The second tune also offers scope for an improvised rhythm part.
Two 'Elvis Presley' Folk Songs -Listen

This is a 3-part arrangement (M-Parts), with very easy additional parts (A Parts). The melody line (M1) is suitable for descant recorder, etc.. Part M2 is suitable for 1st year violin or clarinet. Part A1 is suitable for tuned percussion and beginners on many instruments.

Custom-prepared printed packs, consisting of a score and 12 instrumental parts, can be purchased from the Printed Music section. Parts can be supplied transposed to any key.

PCE009/ Two 'Elvis Presley' Folk Songs
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PCE009A Two 'Elvis Presley' Folk Songs/ Part M1

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PCE009P Two 'Elvis Presley' Folk Songs/Parts

A complete set of parts for instruments in C, plus parts M1 and M2 transposed for Bb instruments.

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Pieces in this section have all been used in classes with a wide range of abilities. They can be supplied with letter or solfa names added, if required. Custom Arrange / Print



Several pieces on the Flexible Ensembles page may also be of interest, particularly in conjunction with our custom arrangement and printing service.